Saturday, April 30, 2011

IEC Dublin 2012

The Royal Wedding? No, Maundy Thursday at Dublin Cathedral for Pontifical Mass last week. Raise your hand if you see a crisis in the identity of the priesthood. If we don't get this identity, then we shoot ourselves in the foot. Read Leviticus, then Hebrews. And where are the seminarians?

Chalice Donated by Pius XI for the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin

Now kept at the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. It will be used again during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress there in 2012.


Twas done right the first time.

1932 International Eucharistic Congress AD 1932

The most glorious ecclesial event in the history of the Emerald Isle.

How to Build a Nice Looking Modern Church

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Foxrock, a suburb of Dublin.

Patron of All of Ireland

As kids we called Ireland the holy land. Yours truly is half Irish. There is always hope. My Irish blood was all Protestant from the north.

Irish Vestments

As kids our Irish-American clergy (ie. Frs. Pat Lannan, Richard O'Connor and John Kelley) loved their 100% pure Irish linen for Mass and Waterford crystal for the table. These vestments now kept at the museum of Knock, ought to be still used.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Gorgeous Habit of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul

A loss to not have it today. Hollywood would seem to agree. In 1964 the sisters did away with it. Photo taken at Knock, Ireland.


The good old days in Eire.

Catholic Dublin: First Legion of Mary from 1921

Francis Street, 100, near the Cathedral of St. Patrick.

Catholic Dublin: St. Vincent de Paul Stores and Shelter

Catholic Dublin: Tomb of St. Valentine

The famous Whitefriar Street Carmelite parish where Bishop Sheen often preached and where the tomb of (a) St. Valentine can be found. On his mother's side both Bishop Sheen's grandparents came from Croghan, a little village in County Roscommon, near the town of Boyle.

Catholic Dublin: Tomb of Blessed Dermot O'Hurley (1530 – 1584)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Catholic Ireland: Water from Knock

From the miraculous springs at the shrine of Knock, County Mayo.

Catholic Ireland: Kneeling for Holy Communion

"Brick by brick."

-The famous Fr. Z.

Catholic Ireland: Tomb of a Priest

At the shrine of Knock, where 15 persons witnessed a heavenly apparition for 2 hours in 1879.

Catholic Ireland: Modern Martyrs

"I dare say, the Church is strongest when She is on the Cross."

-Archbishop Dolan of the See of New York

Catholic Ireland: How to Build a Nice Modern Church

Cathedral in Galway constructed in AD 1965 - it can be done.

Catholic Ireland: Ave Maria

Catholic Ireland: The Good Catechisms Reprinted

That this treasure might be available in the back of each and every parish on the Emerald Isle.